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a bill without republican help. senate majority leader harry reid said if it can't be a bipartisan bill, he will get a partisan one. on capitol hill, brian mooar, news 4. >>> today the public got its first chance to visit senator ted kennedy's final resting place. a long line formed most of the day as people passed the simple marker in white cross at the late senator's grave site. kennedy was buried at arlington national cemetery yesterday. he was laid to rest just a few hundred feet away from his brothers. people visiting the grave today said they simply wanted to pay tribute to the man who gave his life to public service. >> his life made a difference in other lives. that's what really counts. when you show love and concern for your fellow man. >> despite today's heat, some visitors stood in line for up to half an hour to get a look at senator kennedy's grave site. >>> a growing wildfire in the mountains above los angeles surged overnight, now threatening some 10,000 homes there. authorities say the blaze is spreading in all directions in california. three people have been burned, at
, it is important that we -- >> nancy pelosi, harry reid, and the rest of the people in congress, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? sean: listen to those crowds. "angry mobs"? "manufactured"? what are your thoughts. >> i think it is organic, and i do want to make this point, and this is important. these are our electorates officials, and i think it is important that we treat them with respect and dignity -- these are our elected officials. this is important. we're going to be bringing something to you next week from our focus group. i hear that anger. but if it is an elected official, even if we disagree with them, i think we should treat them with respect and dignity. sean: i agree, but how about the dnc saying about the people showingç up our "kendry" -- are "angry"? is that manufactured? or is this real passion that people have? how about the respect for the people? >> sean, you are right. this is a real passion. we see it and all of the polling. we see that gzjáÑ is the obama support dropping, but the intensity of the opposition is increasin
. this morning the senate's top democrat harry reid said while congress mourns the death of ted kennedy it only pushes them forward to enact health care reform. armando trull for 9 news now and wusa9.com. >>> we knew senator kennedy was living with brain cancer but there were recent signs his health was detear rating. last week he asked massachusetts lawmakers to revamp state law allowing them to appoint his replacement rather than holding a special election. he wanted to make sure massachusetts had two votes in the senate and he did not attend the funeral of his sister, eunice kennedy shriver. the founder of the special olympics died at age 88. senator kennedy blamed his health from keeping him from the funeral. >>> news of the senator's death came down early this morning. there's plenty of reaction on the web. kristin fisher has that part of the story. good morning. >> that's right. it is the big story on the web this morning, both on websites here at home and overseas. now, senator kennedy was a senator from massachusetts, but he really was a national political figure and very well known ar
woman asking a question. this is all part of the angry mob. roll that tape. >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? sean: does she seem like an angry mob? she seems like she could be my mom. >> according to barbara boxer, if you dress neatly, you are neatlyrent-a-mob -- you are a rent-a-mob. they outrage has been stirred up and they have the nerve to accuse this legal lady and the veteran and other people of being a fake. you cannot get actors that. sean: what is the net result? i think i know the answer. if you try to smear the american people, as far as i recall, we are still "we, the people," if you discredit them, what is the net political fallout of doing something like that? >> i think the net political fallout is this is an act of desperation. they see this thing slipping away between their fingers and they are lashing out without thinking about it. the wonderful thing about angry american citizens is that when you try to slime them, they do not go away. they come back. it is a very "
're pushing harder on health care reform. senate majority leader harry reid says they'll rededicate themselves to the causes kennedy championed. he had been working the phones from his sickbed even, trying to push through health care reform. >>> democrats is what one astronaut tweeted after nasa scratched a shuttle launch for the second time. weather was the culprit on tuesday. nasa hopes to launch the shuttle early friday after testing the valve. >>> an airplane flew into washington's restricted air space. get this. it's the very same plane that caused an evacuation of the white house four years ago. a student pilot got within ten miles of raggal national airport yesterday before it was intercepted by coast guard helicopters. i know. makes you shake your head. those are system of the headlines we're working on this morni morning. >>> how's the coffee, huh? i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine. >>> we have to look back at the legacy of senator kennedy. richard lui, it's a long one. you mentioned even from his sickbed he was working, making calls. a fighter to the end. >> that's right. he returne
in the fierce debate over health care reform. early this morning, harry reid promised that congress would continue to push for health care reform, a lifelong cause of kennedy's. reed said, the liberal lion's mighty roar may now fall silent but his dream shall never die. senator ted kennedy was 77. his successor will be chosen in five months through a special election. live in washington this morning. michelle back to you. >> thank you. >>> for more now on ted kennedy's life and legacy, here's hari. >> reporter: born into the kennedy political dynasty in 1932, he was known as teddy. he was the youngest son of joseph and rose kennedy. he followed in his father's and brothers' footsteps. along the way he earned the respect of democrats and even republicans who fought much of what he stood for. >> he is a fabulous united states senator. when he's against you, it's tough. when he's with you, it is a great experience. >> reporter: the brother of president john kennedy came on the political scene in 1962, when he finished out jfk's senate term. ted's quick ascent would soon be marred by tragedy.
. tonight, jillian tete, chris andersen, and senate majority leader harry reid. at 1:00 p.m. eastern, c-span2 live with a discussion of the massachusetts health care plan and how it might work nationally. iran corp. analyst has analyzed the plan. and pres. barack obama has explained his plan for military commitment in iraq and afghanistan. he will be in phoenix. we will have live coverage at 2:00 p.m. eastern. administration officials say he will also thank veterans for their service, but no word on whether he will mention health care after media reports today that the administration may change exposition on the government health insurance program. "washington journal" looked at that issue this morning. guest now is jim martin, the founder of the 60 plus association here to talk to us about older americans that health care. when is your group's position on the bills that are out there right now? guest: the proposals that have been put forth, we say first, do no harm. let's not take a wrecking ball to a system that works very well for seniors. we say, do not throw the baby out with the b
majority leader harry reid says, quote, it was the thrill of my work with ted kennedy. he was a friend, the model of publ servin a amendncari a icon. as we mourn his loss, with rededicate himself to theau cses to which cifut dlyul dutifully feiflis . senate kennedy stands wlihit th most patriotic men and wichl women t erve ser in these lls. s nancyi posil says he had a grand orvi fs america and an inparalleled work for change. he had deep concern for the least among us. no one has done more than setor konese tdy educate our children, care for our seniors and tsure the for all americans. of course, senator kennedy's death comes at a critical time of the health care debate. health care was a lifelong issue for senator kennedy. president barack obama is facing a very, very difficult fight for his health care reform plan. he is going to need all of the votes that he can get. the vacancy being left by the death of senator kennedy, of course, not great timing for the obama administration. actually, senator kennedy and in his final days was trying to change the succession law in massachusett
the senate majority leader harry reid. the two will head the dump harry reid political action committee. although none of the top republican town declared it their intention, there strategy is to challenge -- and their strategy is to challenge mr. reid. you may have seen some of this video. angry protesters shouting and democrats over the weekend, only and leaving them one hope of getting the message out. in texas, one official was drowned out by a noisy demonstrators has he tried to talk about health care reform. we have our first phone call on the republican line. caller: cash for clunkers, if anyone thinks that the democrat party is for the so-called working man, i think this is proof positive that they are more interested in money than they are their constituents. also, about this trip of bill clinton to north korea, they were going to send a delivery -- hillary along to accompany him, but they were afraid they were going to take on too much sniper fire. you know how that goes. host: good morning. if you want to give us a call, republicans, 202-737-0001. democrats, 202-737-0002. we
with the stimulus bill. this is according -- we showed you this yesterday -- to harry reid, who said, quote, this legislation is the first step in building a clean energy economy that creates jobs. the apollo alliance has been an important factor in helping us develop and execute a strategy that makes great progress on these goals and in motivating the public to support them, end quote. does the president know who this man is? s do the president and america demand and listen to this answer? does the president know that he has now had two pretty big encounters with the founders of the weather underground? that's the group that bombed government buildings. do you remember he didn't really know bill ayers, but now indirectly, the other founder of the weather underground is helping write our bills. we asked the white house today if the president knew. we're still waiting for a response. by the way, we also told you that the white house has tied or wanted to go around the f.b.i. to have some of the vetting done by the white house. f.b.i. seeming seemingly is a little slow. i would think that bas
to say that i am unpatriotic or yesterday harry reid said i'm an evil monger. that is so offensive at so many levels, i can't tell you. i am the average citizen. that's why i want to thank you y'all for letting me come on the program this morning. i think in that regard i sort of represent the average guy. he doesn't get a voice in this game. with all these people showing up. we sort of do have a dog in the fight right now. and i'm glad i'm part of that. >> mark, who asked a great question of a u.s. senator yesterday. it was great that you could visit us on this friday. alisyn: thanks, mark. >> thank you very much. alisyn: we can all probably agree that health care in america has some problems. and may be in need of reform. why can't the president sell that message to the masses? the five key things that americans are not buying about reform next. steve: we showed you this video steven tyler from aerosmith falls right off the stage. there he goes. i believe that's at sturgeon sturedges. will the front man have to take a backseat on the tour? brian: he got really hurt. bvr since arthur's
, booktv weekend continues in prime time. tonight, julian kent, chris anderson, and harry reid. >> as the health care conversation continues, our health care of it is a key resource. go on line and follow the latest ads in links. keep up-to-date with current events and town hall meetings, even update with your own citizen video. >> this fall, and for the home to america's highest court. from the grand public places to those only accessible by the nine justices, the supreme court is coming first son i in october on c-span. >> "washington journal" continues. host: joining us now, duke university law school professor, scott silliman, talking about the military facility in guantanamo bay. guest: pleasure to be with you. host: what is the status of closing the military facility there? guest: it will be closed by january of next year, according to the president. that means that you have to read it -- relocate the more than 200 detainee's that are still there. the vast majority will never face a criminal trial. the dilemma for the obama administration is where to put these folks. host
of control spending, spiraling debt and liberalism. a spokesman for senate majority leader harry reid said the group is distorting the truth and engaging in sleazy campaign tactics. >>> time for our i-report of the day. roger savitz shot this video in maine and said these turkeys are hanging out in the road causing a traffic jam. looking cute, though. you give us your views and turkeys. head to cnn.com/robin to learn how you can become an i-reporter. thanks for that. that was cute. >>> if you're annoyed by those pre-recorded robo calls trying to sell you something, some help is on the way for you. many of those calls are being banned by the government. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here and jen, not all robo calls are being banned, though, right? >> yes, but what's that at dinner? what's that? could it be the sound of silence? >> thank goodness. >> a lot less fewer calls. robo calls from companies will not be allowed starting tomorrow. you can still legally get them from charities, politicians and debt collectors, they got exemptions but the ftc says telemarketers must get written
] >> a vote for cloture it is a procedural vote and i would suspect to support senator harry reid on a bill he wants to bring up to cut off debate on a motion to proceed so the issue can be taken up. that was illustrated when there were 49 republican senators a couple of years ago, and employees free choice act came out, i was the sole republican who voted for cloture so we could take of the bill. it was not to say that i was for the bill, because i am for the principles of a union certification and first contract, but that is an illustration on a procedural issue where i would vote to take up the bill. i think the legislation ought to be considered by the senate. i am not saying there might not be an extreme case where there was a first amendment issue, or if somebody wanted to cut back on the way i supported hate crimes legislation, or the way i have supported fairness and equality for gays, that i might not if there is a constitutional issue. but i expect to be a book to support cloture. -- i expect to be able to support cloture. >> next question? >> senator specter, i am a constituent of y
harry reid is confident they will pass the bill. reject all the amendments. so far the senators have said no to four. three more to go. shepard? shepard: wendell goler live at the white house. thanks. the housing crisis now and a dire prediction. almost half of all americans with mortgages, almost half will eventually owe more on their loans than their homes are worth. deutsche bank estimates now it will happen by the start of the year 2011. that's 25 million american homeowners under water on their loans. 48% of all families with mortgages, imagine that being under water. makes it a lot more difficult for borrowers onto modify or change their loans. and even though we have seen some positive reports on home sales in recent weeks. prices do continue to fall. we'll have more business news, including a look at the jobs market coming up in just a few minutes. police say he went on a shooting spree at a health club, then committed suicide. but now it turns out he left behind some messages. >> i wanted to continue immediately to start moving on this. i didn't realize i had that much time.
. harry reid preparing to do what progressives hollered for, cut the republicans loose and pass public health care. reid's staff says they are possibly going to use the reconciliation posture. we will not pursue reconciliation until we exhausted efforts to produce a bipartisan bill, however, patience is not unlimited. jon kyl said he does not think a single republican senator would vote for either the house bill or the one senate bill that made it out of committee so far. after michael steele dared democrats to go it alone, taunting that their reluctance to do so prove democrats know the american people rejected their vision of health care reform. >> don't come up in my face saying i'm an obstacle. you got the votes, mr. president, pass the bill. they could have done it. why didn't they? they know it's poisonous. they know the american people will not tolerate it. >> polls show american not even tolerating, but supporting the option. few americans supporting president obama on health care in general. 46% proving his handling of health care down 57% from april. let's turn to clarence pa
's health care plan, all of a sudden this is, as you just heard harry reid say, evil mongering. it does seem that there is kind of a double standard about what constitutes legitimate dissent. gretchen: so do you believe that these war protests potentially are still going on and the media is just not covering them, or is it both that they're not happening anymore because of the change in the white house and so the media is not covering them? >> first of all, a lot of the people who were most passionately against the war in the bush years are a bit quiet about it now. there was a convention about a week ago of people who were big fans of the dailycoast website which is a left wing website. a few years ago it was a hotbed of antiwar act vism. the war really animated this certain group of act vism. activism. there was a poll, what's your priority? one was health care two the environment, at the bottom named by just 1% was stopping the war in iraq and afghanistan so there's less of certainly of antiwar fervor. on the other hand, cindy sheehan, the woman made famous in 2005 when she camped outside
, harry reid last night, late, apparently reached a zeal. he's got enough votes. they have enough democrats to do anything they want to. but apparently did he reach a deal because some -- he did reach a deal because some republicans were threatening to not make this go through. some speedbumps along the way and perhaps they would have to start their vacation late. nonetheless, $2 billion more for the federal government to buy cars to do that to. peter: do we think that's the end? will there be another $2 billion? gretchen: that's the $2 billion question. peter: is it going to continue if it's successful in the terms of the goal of 750,000 cars being purchased? will there be another billion, another $2 billion, anothe another $3 billion? gretchen: a lot of economists wonder whether or not this is a good program. is it taking demand from buying cars in the next one, two, three years? after you hand out money, du, people are going to buy cars. if you hand out $4,500 to somebody, they're going do it. will they go back and ask $2 billion more? this takes them through labor day. apparen
to drive the car. not sit in the back seat while nancy pelosi and harry reid drove the car. they want barack obama to get behind the wheel and drive the car. >> that's the damnedest thing. i asked why this happened. he had his plan. nancy said no. he deferred on that, cap and trade, health care. why is he deferring on all these huge issues that are, again, defining his presidency. >> joe, i think the reason is -- the reason i think, joe, it's his character. it's not a bad character. there's a certain diffidence, if you will. the other anti-thesis of lbj hands on, getting into this amendment, that amendment. i think he naturally defers. i'm the commander. let them carry these things out. i think, joe, what has happened, in middle america people say give this guy a shot. this may represent really change, this may be something different of the conclusion is c c congeeling these are the same old tax and spend democrats as before. >> he's done too much campaigning at 10,000 feet. he needs to kind of get down and do the sort of get dirty. >> here is the metaphor, life and politics and being
, and harry reid has it and under president obama's direction, will use it. in this reconciliation, it's a tool, legal, part of the senate rules, you lower the vote from 60 to 50. now, people are saying on, you can't get enough stuff in there. you can get 80% to 90% of a health care plan in there. the other 10%, 20%, you can legislate inkra mentally. that's easy to do. republican reconciliation will be the vehicle they will use to pass this plan. again, another contrast to 2003, the prescription drug plan, so seniors have affordable access to plans, the far right didn't like it, the left didn't like it, i was in the middle and we pulled the group together and passed it with 60 votes. it can be done if you say we're gb going to listen to everybody. once you say we're going to cram it through with 50 votes, you can only get 50 votes and there's the risk of a big backlash. >> the senator's going to be with us for the rest of the program. we have a lot to talk about, not only with health care but also how we're seeing this ripple through the system and the markets as well. he'll be with us
: what is your prediction as to the reaction from speaker pelosi and harry reid's article yesterday? guest: there are certainly many different opinions. kathleen sebelius was speaking and a woman introduced her, and the minute they introduced her, people were screaming at her and telling her to shut up. there is certainly a hope that we can have several discussions. americans really want to talk about this and the elected representatives want to hear from you. we hope there williwill be robut debate. there is nothing with that, but it needs to be civil. host: wallace, kansas. go ahead. caller: right now the only thing we have to go by concretely, for those opposed were in favor of health-care reform, it is legislation. if we are happy with our present insurance, we will be able to maintain that. yet, if any changes are made to our plan at work, if we have a child, and someone to the policy, or we lose our job, then we would have to factor the effective date of this plan and go with the government option, leaving private insurance to wither on the vine. do you find it perhaps the dis
majority leader harry reid. >> as the health-care conversation continues, c- span's healthcare hobbs is an important resource. go online and follow the latest tweets, video advertisements, and links. keep up with town hall meetings, house and senate debate and even up low your opinion about health care with a citizen video. lobbying, influence, and money. have to use the internet to provide transparency in government. tonight at 8:00 eastern time on c-span to. host: our guest now is jim martin, the founder of the 60 plus association here to talk to us about older americans that health care. when is your group's position on the bills that are out there right now? guest: the proposals that have been put forth, we say first, do no harm. let's not take a wrecking ball to a system that works very well for seniors. we say, do not throw the baby out with the bathwater. quite frankly, this bill is so large and so complicated and so misunderstood and misinterpreted, we have already seen improvements in the proposal, whether it is the public option, that the president has backed away from. we
vilified as a un-american or evil-mongers which harry reid said a few days ago. when you hear all the attacks and demeaning you and me the activities we are undertaking on behalf of freedom, take heart because the american public is looking at the other side's attacks on us and they are looking at their preposterous stands on this issue. their statements on the issue. they are siding with us. americans are about common sense and they get when their freedoms are its stake and they stand up and fight when -- for those freedoms and your in the vanguard. i am encouraged by the poll numbers. i want to take a moment and tell you about americans for prosperity and americans for prosperity foundation. it started four and a half years ago. it was an idea that asked a question. we know that whenever there is a budget fight or tax battle, whether in washington or state capital, we know there are going to be people on the big government side. you always see that. maybe that is the public employee union standing up and saying we need the money for this government service. maybe it is for the r
their final respects to ted kennedy. his funeral is today. the majority leader harry reid is leading that delegation of about 40 senators at the funeral today. we're going to bring that to you live when it happens. our lady of perpetual help, where the funeral will take place. not just the senators there, jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush as well as british prime minister and the irish prime minister. >> this is happening around 10:30, when the actual funeral will take place. there was a memorial service last night. of course, we saw during the day his body was lying in repose at the kennedy library in boston. about 45,000 people we're told actually filed past to pay their respects, then another 25,000 were there at that memorial service last night. our dan lothian -- no. tom foreman will take a look now at what we saw yesterday in that memorial service. ♪ god bless america >> reporter: at a presidential library at the edge on the ocean, the people came in waves. ted kennedy was bigger than life for many. to family and friends alike, he preached the gospel of the little
of this program is quote in harry's court refering to senator majority leader harry reid will he bring the house majority in extending it for the vote and will the f word rise speaking of filibuster. but here's another question they are facing as well. where will the money come from and senator chuck schumer says they could get the money from the energy loan fund and senator feinstein says democratic leaders agreed take it out of tarp but many say the program could be considered beyond this $2 billion and she was once opposed to the bill but now touts it as a good plan because consumers are turning in their clunkers and getting cars that get on average 61 miles better on average so looking at it this way it remains to be seen how the republicans will vote on this. megyn: where does it stop? how much money should we put into cash for clunkers? in the meantime you mentioned the f word. what are republicans saying about this program? because we heard it across the board. they said we're going to filibuster and not let it get a vote then others saying over our dead bodies. where do the republicans s
says people object when harry reid tries to bring up the bill adding more money to the program. it would allot 2 billion north dakota additional -- $2 billion in the subsidy program. mary ann is at a dealership in roswell, georgia. and is it true that they have run out of new cars? >> he said they have 150 new cars left which would qualify for the program. i'm standing in the lot until the clunker -- where the clunkers can be kept and they have to disable the engines. as part of the program they want the vehicles off the road. they are seeing quite a few suvs here at this dealership and as i said, they are running out of inventory. a lot of customers say they are here specifically because they want to get that rebate, they think it sounds like a good plan and we have one of the customers here with us, ed wallace. you came in with your wife and got two vehicles and really wanted to trade in our older vehicle, what happened? >> my avalon didn't qualify because it gets 21-miles to the gallon instead of the 18. we are here and it is classic, i call it a bait and switch, it is a co
harry reid says the vote for cash for clunkers could be pushed back to saturday. some are still against putting more money in the program. >>> a record $75 billion as it sells three-year notes and ten-year notes and 30-year bonds. i'm courtney reagan. >>> second hour of power lunch continues, i'm bill griffith, stocks sliding a bit. although one of our manufacturers reports did turn out well. >> sugar and soy beans are bit this year of the we'll give you hot commodity plays. >> i'm rebecca jarris, nfl and marines calling war on twitter. >>> one ronald insana, cnbc contributor, i used to hate first day of school, always called me by my formal name. >> i'm sure it was worst for me, my grandfather heard this, every first day of school the teacher would say, does that mean you're insane? don't you have writers. what do you make of the market. i'm told the declines we sewed were the biggest we've seen since july 7th. >> people get nervous about small declines, earlier in the week with respect to the streak.com portfolio i went 100% cash. this is more portfolio protection, i think it's still
. and they would have to cut or add more taxes on split the bill in two. leader harry reid seemed to go with reconciliation. he said at a town hall if we can't do a bipartisan bill, we'll do a partisan bill. teddy as you know-- >> and why not put it off until next year once massachusetts voters elected his replacement. then you're back to the filibuster proof election. and polls indicated that democratic majorities will likely shrink. back to you in new york. >> complicated. i thought was sad that george step n step-- s stephanopoulos would like them to take a xrocompromise. many believes that his presence has largely been missed in the health care debate and because he was able to work with republicans so closely that his skills in balancing this might have played well, instead of this sort of bipartisan bickering taking place. >> in the meantime, it's hurricane season and they've been coming in rapid fire succession. janice dean is here this morning to tell us about the latest, hey, janice. >> hi, alisyn, yes, we're watching the pacific now, we saw dan ny go to a remnant low out in th
. senate majority leader harry reid says he has the votes to pass the bill. senate leaders plan to introduce an amendment to it. if any of them pass, the house would need to pass the amended bill. the problem there is that the house was already in recess, which is why the market has been going up every day. but senate and democratic aids say they don't expect it to pass. >> the wisdom of crowds. >> you've already shaken off your, like, love of washington from tuesday. >> yeah. it's a one night of sleep. but i did like standing up there with those guys. >> i was just going to say, that shirt and tie looks like a run for congress. >> cufflinks today? >> no. that's too hard. >> we know you're not that committed the. >> no. if i'm going to run, i don't want to deal with -- it depends on whether i keep them on all day. >> you would have to kiss a lot of babies. i don't know that moms will want to -- >> that is the problem. you do have to talk to people a lot. >> people you don't know and you have to be nice, leave a good impression, not -- >> also in washington today, the white house
.m. eastern. following the vote on the judge, harry reid revises the senate will take up $2 billion in additional funding for the auto trade in program. the senate is expected to vote on that and leave for the august recess. senate coverage is on c-span2. >>"book tv" the future of the american conservative union -- american conservative movement. this weekend on c-span2. >> frank reflects on 15 years of political columns for the "new york times." including the whitewater hearings and his column falling 9/11. >> a discussion from this morning's if "washington journal" on the plan to deal with at risk mortgages. it runs about a half an hour. host: andrew is the associate director for housing and economics at the center for american progress, which is a progressive think tank. we will focusing on the report that came out from the treasury department. guest: this is the first of what will be several monthly reports on the program. host: what did we learn from the first one? guest: it has been slow to start, even greeting on a curve there is still a wide disparity between some of the bes
for harry reid or nancy pelosi. those are two very critically important votes. regardless of how they vote on anything else, one guy will vote one way and the other will vote the other. who would you prefer they vote for? it is not a game of purity anymore. i wish it could be but it is not. it is a game of the evils of to loesser's. you have to pick the lesser evil of the two. >> thank you. >> i am very concerned about what will be happening with the census. apparently the census will be under the control of the white house. they are hiring all these people from a corn to be census takers. there was an article in the wall street journal that talked about there is a question of them counting illegal immigrants in the census. i wonder how this will if -- affect elections going forward and if there's a thing we can do about it? i assume it will affected not in our favor. >> my understanding is that there is some compelling laws that even the white house will have to comply with on that. that they were not able to pull it from the commerce program. let's not kid ourselves. they will still cont
: in the senate majority leader harry reid's spokesman jim manly says -- one factor slowing the process, nominees with background problems, like former senator tom daschle. his cabinet appointment was derailed by tax troubles. meantime, notes the conservative heritage foundation, the president has appointed numerous policy czars. >> t.a.r.p. czar and the great lakes czar, they have all the different czars, the car czar. and numerous other czars, who are making very important, critical decisions in the government, but they don't have to go through senate confirmations. >> reporter: and the prospect of a policy czar overriding them, says one analyst, may well discourage good candidates for some of the executive cabinet positions. the record shows the obama white house is no farther behind on appointments than recent administrations. historians say it just reflects the massive scope of the u.s. government. louise schiavone for cnn, washington. >>> and first this hour -- washington is on a wild spending binge to fight the recession. that means with a little surprise, record-breaking deficits this yea
-doing nazis that harry reid and nancy pelosi disparagingly try to portray them as. they are very concerned about the long arm of government reaching in and making huge changes to a health care system that is the best in the world. jon: jehmu, rasmussen reports took a poll of the american people. here are the numbers they came up with. when asked which would be better, passage of the bill working its way through congress or no health care reform passed by congress this year, 35% like the bill that's kind of being formed. 54% said don't do it. i mean, doesn't that suggest that the political winds are aligned against the president and the administration on this one? >> well, i think it's funny because i have worked on a number of campaigns. to say what i'm about to say is probably not good. this poll is being controlled by the millions of dollars that the insurance companies have poured into their methods. they don't want any sort of reform. they don't want to be forced to have competition. they want a man in a suit to get in between a decision that me and my doctor are going to make. so yes,
. majority leader harry reid has announced a final vote on the nomination will have then thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. eastern. wednesday speakers included samet terse mel martinez, kit bond, john cornyn, al franken and a group of women senators. >> senator of minnesota is recognized. >> thank you, mr. president. thank you, mr. chairman for those remarks on behalf of judge sonia sotomayor for a very strong nominee. s chairman of the senate judiciary committee i want to thank you and senator sessions for the way you conducted the confirmation hearing, the dignity shown to the nominee in that hearing. i think that was very important to the process. we may not have agreed with the conclusions some of the colleagues reached but no one can argue it was conducted with great dignity. today i will be speaking in support of judge sotomayor's nomination but first i am going to be joined by several of my esteemed fellow women senators including senator shaheen of new hampshire who is here already. senator stabenow of michigan, senator jalabert and from new york and senator murray of washington state. w
has been signing bills that nancy pelosi ex harry reid crafted. he has to find the center domestically. he is nowhere near there. i know the left like hearing that. it's the reality. >> and you i talked a couple months ago where this man, he will get a republican congress in 2010, and they will pound him from the right and he will go towards the middle. the congress now is yanking him left. it doesn't yield the kind of policy americans will readily support. >> i have to say this, and then we have to go to news. it saved bill clinton, having a republican congress. if you look at george w. bush, a man that did not veto a single spending bill while republicans ran washington, and a man that listened to nobody on foreign policy but himself, his inner voice while republicans ran washington, the second democrat took control, he fired donald rumsfeld, and talked about spending. george w. bush needed a democratic congress, every bit as much as obama needed a republican congress to balance it out. when bush got rid of rumsfeld, he brought in robert gates. he listened to condoleezza rice more. t
with the coop? >> to quote harry reid, call it whatever you want, it will be a single payer. max baucus said we will have a coop but it will do the same as a single payer to me, it's the same with the public option. it's obscuring what this really is. obviously we depend on what the details are. but a coop, a public option, single payer, nationalized health insurance, universal health care, socialized medicine, it's all the same and it confuses people. we don't want that. brian: no confusion there. i know where you stand. thanks for the insight. >> thank you. brian: 10 minutes before the top of the hour. eric: bud cans are hitting college campuses. is bud light sending the wreng message? brenda: the ways and means chairman founded anothe another $750,000 and forgot to report tax returns and eye few plots of land he has. that just happens. . eric: anheuser busch fan can. clad in the colors of 27 universities. parents and schools saying the marketing campaign is promoting more than beer. rather, it's encouraging bing drinking. joining us with more on the subject is dr. fields a member of the red
on the democratic side, for president obama to say harry reid, you should not call americans evil. and for michael steele to say sarah palin, and newt gingrich, cut the death panel talk. >> yeah, and there is so much junk out there, and let's put this in quotes, the responsible voices with platforms, nothing to hold back the dam. right now you do get the feeling the little guy with the thumb in the dik here. >> and i do believe it's 85% of the country are turned off by the extremists. mika, at least that's what i hear when i go up. i get democrats saying thank you all the time. i have conservatives saying thank you, we are having a rational discussion. i think we have the crazies out numbered. >> before you go, we lost don hewitt last week. >> yeah, and he was beyond influential, and created and revolutionalized the news. what he really did at "60 minutes," people say he brought entertainment into television. he brought news, journalism into television magazine, and he was the funnest guy you could work for in a million years. i am shocked he died. the last time i spoke to him on the phone, he sai
on the economy, current events and politics. monday night jillian, chris anderson and harry reid. >> "washington journal" continues. host: now from pittsburgh, suzy madrik. she's coming to us from pittsburgh where they have just concluded next roots nation. the national convention of liberal bloggers and activists. first, suzy, where did you come up with the name "suburban gorilla" how did that happen? guest: when i was a newspaper editor and columnist, i wrote a column for an area in pennsylvania. it is considered the republican counterpart to the democratic regime. i liked the idea, it was suburban and guerilla. they weren't used to people taking pops at them. host: tell us about next roots nation and what is going on up there the past week. guest: i skip most of the panels because this is an opportunity for me to meet and talk with and network with these people. the online colleagues i'm in contact with throughout the rest of the year. there are all kinds of great panels for people who aren't bloggers, all kinds of information about how to be effective some your community, how to get things d
brother. he probably was in the bed with marilyn monroe. host: this is senate majority leader harry reid, that as we mourn the loss we dedicate ourselves for the causes for which he so beautifully dedicated his life. he stands as one of the most patriotic men ever to serve. macon, ga., on the democrats climb. -- on the line for democrats. caller: no, this is washington, d.c. i just wanted to say first of all that he who is among those without sin, let us cast the first system. we have to be americans and realize that the kennedy family has made so many sacrifices for america. we have to look past certain things. just get over it. thank you. host: the joining us with a different perspective is michelle, with the "boston herald" -- what would you add to the conversation as far as his political career? guest: good morning, pedro. well, this was never about ideology. "the boston herald" had a few ideological differences with ted kennedy over the years, but i don't think any single politician ever did more for this state. in representing massachusetts he was absolutely indefatigable. a lot of
yesterday? guest: i think he was bought on. we have harry reid collins protesters going to these town halls evil mongers. nancy pelosi is saying that they are using nazi-like tactics to silence people. meanwhile, what we reported on, if you go to craigslist can you type in obama and reform, in most cities, you will find seiu, and acorn, and other organizations asking for your help. i guess you have to be subsidized by george soros to be a real activist. host: this is another one, a twitter from a viewer -- guest: nancy pelosi has talked about it. barney frank has been up front with it. what the democrats are doing is not actually legislating in, but there are appointing people to the sec that will start to do this again. we are already seeing, setting local standards and community panels that local radio and tv stations have to be responsible to. this is a way to bring pressure on media outlets to get them to not their views than generally liberal activists do not like. host: delray beach, florida. good morning. caller: i was wondering, when i heard nancy pelosi call people nazis -- and i a
to produce a bipartisan deal for the question is, what happens if they don't get that deal? harry reid is downplaying the talk but charles schumer, another democratic leader, suggested earlier this week that this is clearly on the table. i think it is something we will be talking about a lot when congress gets back. host: congressional update for the next 25 minutes or so with manu raju of the "political." the numbers are on the screen. our first call comes from souter -- citrus heights, california. randy online for republicans. caller: good morning, great job as usual. my comment this morning -- i am reading from paul krug in today in my local newspaper and i heard from bill mahr last night that the only reason that americans are angry right now that these well-pressed white americans that showed that these meetings are angry is because they are racist. that seems to be the default position for this administration. if someone does not agree with the policies, they are obviously racist. people have legitimate concerns about this. they are spending way too much money, they don't know ho
-- all month. tonight, senate majority leader harry reid. >> enter the home to america's highest court, from the grand public places to those only accessible by the nine justices. the supreme court, coming the first sunday in late october on c-span. >> political bloggers and other activists gathered over the weekend for what they called the right online conference. in this panel, they discuss how conservatives can use the internet for political change. process for coming to this second annual rite on-line conference. we have had a good time and are happy have joined us. we're delighted to have with us a erik erikson, from the heritage foundation and matt lewis from "politicsdaily." the topic is how to write and went on-line. after this, you can go home back to your communities, get online and get engaged. we're so grateful that you're here and see the energy and enthusiasm that you have. we look forward to staying in light touch in seeing how we can make a difference in moving forward. in your packet, there is a flair for the national defending the american dream summit for october 2nd
-ops would have to be the same as a public option. harry reid said call it public option, whatever you want to call it. that's what they want. >> electric costs for america has been working for decades and decades. >> why do we need another one? >> we need one for health care. >> we have one. >> really, we don't have one. >> they're all across america right now. but they're not run by the government. >> the beat continues, obviously. >> hurricane bill -- >> thanks, guys. see you later. >> hurricane bill could be a big one. the winds are getting stronger, the storm is getting closer. could even hit the carolina coast. we're going to have the latest for you. >> the dow up 74 points and hanging in there. of back with more "power lunch" after this. >>> the first hurricane of the season is gathering force over the atlantic. weather channel's nick walker joins us from atlanta with the latest. hi, nick. >> hi, sue, hi, mandy. take a look at a strengthening hurricane bill. very symmetrical system here. the eyewall has lots of thunderstorms in it, a very well-defined, large eye. obviously strengthen
leader harry reid. . . the agency's ignore the their marks at their peril because the appropriations committees make it very clear that if they don't fund the earmarked they will cut their budget the following year. that was literally what happened when citizens against government waste first of the -- started looking at here marks in 1989/1988. the head of the office of management and budget listed all of the unauthorid programs and projects that were in the propriations bills and technically should not be funded by the administration. he got some phone calls and a letter from the appropriations committee chairman saying if you ever come up with such a list again we will cut your budget in half. ey can't cut our budget because he was working with us for much of that time. we decided they can't do anything to citizens against government waste so we will take up this effort and a few years later in 1991 we did issue the first congressional takeover we give out anchor awards, leave these big books in our newsletter in the backs and see what the organization has done. this year in parti
as well. two, it has to become a priority for our united states senate, and for harry reid, he has got to begin to work with not simply republicans, they are not going to vote for these democrats, but for democrats, the moderate democrats who are afraid ever standing up and voting for good, progressive judges. he has to approach those moderate democrats. he's got to butt recess those democrats. we have to give those democrats, and we know who they are, confidence in standing up for good judges. we need to ensure that the senators on the senate judiciary committee step up to the plate as well. now we know that justice sotomayor was a little bit tim id at those hearings -- timid at those hearings, but she had a job to do, and that was to get confirmed. the senators on those panels have to articulate, as everyone has said, a very broad vision of why judges are important, why courts are important, and why we need strong progressives on these courts. so we have all -- we all have our bit to do. i am confident that people listening will do our job, and we have to ensure that at the end of ei
harry reid. however, that is not exactly the case. the constitution does grant congress the power to spend. no money shall be drawn from the treasury but by consequence of appropriations made by law. now the bylaw is of very interesting way to approach it as well. when members of congress and these year marks to the appropriations bill it is not in this statute. they are added in what is called committee reports. so it is really an extra legal way of spending money. the agencies ignored these year marks at their peril because the appropriations committees make it very clear that if they don't fund the earmarks they will cut their budget the following year. that was literally what happened when citizens against government waste back in 1988 and 1989. lifted all of the unauthorized programs and projects that were in the appropriations bills. technically they should not be funded by the administration. well, he got some phone calls and we even got a letter from the appropriations committee chairman saying if you ever come up with such a list again will cut your budget and a half. so
harry reid. >> this fall, and to the home to america's highest court, from the grand public places, to those only accessible by the nine justices, the supreme court, coming the first sunday in october on c-span2 -- un c-span. >> now a discussion on technology issues facing congress and the obama administration including cybersecurity, national broadband and government information technology. the lobbying group tec america hosted this group in washington, it is about an hour. >> they will not serve a tech policy in washington. to that end i wanted to introduce phillip bond as soon as he put on his microphone, president of tech america. he will have a few opening remarks to kind of the lay of the land of the various issues that we have been watching and what we are looking for in the fall and then we have a number of our policy experts on hand and on the phone as well to facilitate what we hope will be a fruitful q&a session for all of you. >> thank you very much. can you pick it up or not? >> bear with me for one minute. i am technologically challenged. there we go. welcome to every
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